Police step up security at Sanborn Regional High School
Principal Brian Stack said there were no credible threats against the school, but that steps were taken to provide a sense of security.
Kingston police were on hand at the start of the school day along with assistance from the Rockingham County Sheriff';s Department.
';We have a triple threat, between Sandy Hook, emotions running high the week before Christmas, and people who say it';s the end of the world. We had a lot of stuff buzzing around and rumors floating around yesterday,'; Stack said.
Stack said all of the rumors were investigated with the help of police and that officials were confident that none posed a security concern.
However, the school decided to increase police presence as a precaution and Stack alerted parents of the stepped up security measure through a phone message. He said he wanted students to feel safe coming to school.
But many students still chose to stay home, with attendance down to about 65 percent.
';It';s an emotional time. It struck a chord last week and every family deals with that differently,'; he said.
The high school serves students from Fremont, Kingston and Newton.